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William Blake English Poetry Meaning


What are the "mind-forged manacles"?

From "London", a short poem in William Blake's *Songs of Experience* collection ([free to read online](http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1934/1934-h/1934-h.htm)):> In every cry of every man, In... more
William Blake English Poetry Symbolism


Why is the robin "sobbing"?

Blake's "The Blossom", part of his *Songs of Innocence* [which you can read online](http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1934/1934-h/1934-h.htm), is a very short poem about a sparrow and a robin. The... more
William Blake English Songs Of Innocence


Why is "The Chimney Sweeper" in Songs of Innocence rather than Songs of Experience?

*The Chimney Sweeper* from *Songs of Innocence* opens like this:> When my mother died I was very young,And my father sold me while yet my tongueCould scarcely cry 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!So... more
William Blake Literature Poetry Symbolism


What is the deeper meaning of Blake's "The Lily"?

The poem "The Lily" by William Blake must be one of the shortest of his [*Songs of Innocence and of Experience* collection](http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1934/1934-h/1934-h.htm), only four lines... more
William Blake Literature Poetry


What is "the Poetic Genius"?

In ["All Religions are One"](https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/rdover/blake/allrels1.htm), William Blake develops an argument around a concept called "the Poetic Genius". From the modern, surface meaning... more
William Blake Literature Poetry Meaning


What are the "dark Satanic mills" in Blake's Jerusalem?

The short poem *Jerusalem* by William Blake - not to be confused with his much longer epic poem of the same title; I'm talking about the "did those feet in ancient times" one - contains the... more
William Blake Literature Poetry Symbolism


What is the deeper meaning of "The Tyger"?

William Blake's poem ["The Tyger"](https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43687/the-tyger) is part of his collection [*Songs of Innocence and of... more

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